A Guide to Chicago’s Best Arcade Bar for Adults

Chicago is the birthplace of both the twinkie and the brownie, so it’s no wonder that it’s also known for being such a lively and fun place.

If you’re looking for a new and interesting way to spend time with loved ones in The Windy City, look no further than an arcade bar! 

At Emporium Arcade Bar, we specialize in bringing you innovative entertainment with a nostalgic twist on old-school fun. We believe you should be able to have fun, enjoy some drinks, and have a blast while playing both classic and new games all night. 

We also have special events, so there is always something going on whether you visit an Emporium Arcade Bar in Fulton Market, Logan Square, or Wicker Park! 

Read on for our guide on how to get the most out of your visit to Emporium Arcade Bar, the best adult arcade in Chicago! 

Get Your Vintage Gaming On

The best thing about visiting one of our Chicago locations is the wide selection of games you have to choose from! 

At Emporium, we know certain games have a special place in your memory, which is why we stock our arcade bars with plenty of vintage games you grew up playing. 

It doesn’t get more classic than a game of pinball, and we have plenty of fun, themed pinball machines to choose from. With themes like Addams Family, Ghostbusters, Baywatch, and many more to choose from you’ll never run out of fun pinball options. 

There are also classic video games that are not to be missed, like Frogger, Galaga, Die Hard, Donkey Kong, Mortal Kombat, and Marvel Vs. Capcom. 

If you’re looking for group games, we have those too! Fun for the whole group can be found at games like air hockey, basketball, foosball, pool, shuffleboard, and skee ball.

Here, you will find games that you haven’t played in years as well as ones you have never heard of before! 

Drink Specials

Half the fun of going to an arcade bar in Chicago is the drinking part of the night! There is something for everyone to enjoy no matter what kind of drinks you prefer. 

For those who love both draft and canned beer, there is wheat, stout, porter, pale ale, pilsner, lager, sour, and India pale ale to choose from. There are also ciders for those who enjoy something with a sweeter taste. 

Our drink selections may vary by location, so keep in mind that you may need to check the drink menu for the location you plan to visit before you arrive. Depending on the location, we offer a selection of beer, hard kombucha, hard soda and seltzer, wine, and cocktails. 

There are also plenty of deliciously mixed cocktails to sip on. Try one of our delicious boozy slushies, like Yoshi’s Island, made with rum, vodka, red bull, and pineapple. 

Our crafted cocktails are house-made and offer something for everyone’s taste. Try our Spring Mule, our take on a Moscow Mule. This drink is made with vodka, Aperol, lime, ginger beer, and pomegranate.

Our refreshing Pineapple Mojito is the perfect drink for a hot day. This drink combines pineapple, two kinds of rum, lime, and mint. 

For something stronger, try our Hadouken Old Fashioned, our twist on the classic Old Fashioned. This drink is made of two kinds of whiskey, lavender, Yuzuri Yuza, and bitters.  

Of course, we also offer plenty of non-alcoholic options! We offer a variety of sparkling water, energy drinks, and even CBD-infused drinks. 

Special Events and Private Parties 

We aren’t your typical arcade bar! Not only do we provide a safe place for you to have fun while getting your drink on, but we also plan fun events for everyone! 

Events rotate and vary by month, so make sure to check out our calendar to see which upcoming events are happening near you.

Some examples include karaoke nights and a lineup of live bands to keep the music pumping all night long. We also schedule special DJs or invite radio stations to come and take over the musical entertainment for a night. 

For a party you won’t ever forget, we also specialize in private parties! Whether it’s a birthday, bachelor or bachelorette party, office party, or just a group outing, we have everything you need to keep everyone entertained all night long. 

Our friendly staff is happy to help you book, plan, and organize your event. We’re experienced in accommodating groups as small as five and as large as 500.

If your group is under 30 people, we provide you with table reservation options and let you handle your own cash bar. We also have no problem with you bringing in whatever kind of food or catering you want for your event. 

We also provide special token packages for parties. Some locations even offer unlimited token packages at $20 per person.

Check Out An Arcade Bar Today

Now you know all the best reasons that you need to visit an arcade bar near you today. When you’re looking for adult entertainment that everyone can enjoy, and a night you won’t forget, look to Emporium Arcade Bar! 

We have everything you need, from classic solo games to games that your whole group can partake in and more. With three locations to choose from in Chicago, your next fun night out with drinks and games isn’t far away. 

Check out our events page today to see when our next fun event will be taking place near you! 

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